Jeroen Tromp joined the Department of Geosciences in July as Blair Professor of Geology and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics. He comes from the California Institute of Technology, where he was the Director of the Seismological Laboratory and McMillan Professor of Geophysics. From 1992 to 2000 he was a faculty member of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. His Ph.D. (1992) and M.S. (1990) in Geophysics are from Princeton University, and he received his B.Sc. (1988) in Geophysics from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, of which he is a native.
Tromp’s primary research areas are in theoretical & computational seismology. Research topics include: surface waves, free oscillations, and body waves, seismic tomography, numerical simulations of 3-D wave propagation, and seismic hazard assessment. In collaboration with the late Princeton Geosciences faculty member Tony Dahlen he published the book, Theoretical Global Seismology.